Oct 13, 2012 12:00am EDT
the man who stood in for ryan during debate practice. also, romney on the attack today, slamming obama and biden on their response to the u.s. ambassador's murder in libya. >> the vice president directly contradicted the sworn testimony of state department officials. he's doubling down on denial. >> plus, my all-star panel weigh in on the v.p. debate and why the stakes are so high in tuesday's presidential debate, round two. this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening. it was the best reality show by far this season. about as real as you can get. the vice presidential debate has already been called the most heated and compelling in history. 25 days to go before the election, it could be a huge factor in who wins the white house. with his grins and his jabs, biden went on the offensive but ryan didn't back down. here's one memorable exchange between the two. >> you can cut tax rates by 20% and still preserve these important preferences for middle class taxpayers -- >> not mathematically possible. >> it is mathematically possible. it's been done before. it's precisely what we'
Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
contrast with what ryan and romney would do. >> some people have called your father disrespectful by the way he treated paul ryan last night, that he was like sort of an older bully bashing a little guy around. what did you think? your dad's always been a fairly live wire when it comes to public speaking. i found him thoroughly entertaining, i have to say. do you think he overstepped the mark occasionally? does he feel that? >> not at all. i didn't feel that way at all. look, you grew up following and covering parliamentary system. this was mild from the things relative to what you've covered. >> that is true. >> in great britain. and so look, my dad says what he means, means what he says. he did it with a smile. he has great respect for the congressman. but you know, he was very focused on making sure the american people had a clear idea about what they want to do and clear idea of what ryan and romney want to do. look, one of the things i was most struck by last night was when congressman ryan, when talking about afghanistan, which will be this nation's, our nation's longest war, t
Oct 13, 2012 2:00am PDT
the day. they first blamed the youtube video. now they're trying to blame the romney/ryan ticket for making this an issue. >> we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. >> i was surprised when he said that, because as a viewer, watching, i was like well, hang on a second, i thought the state department had said that they received these warnings. mitt romney today has doubled down on the attacks on joe biden, what he said. watch this. >> the vice president directly contradicted the sworn testimony of state department officials. he's doubling down on denial. >> the white house has said, hang on, he's just talking about himself and the president. how plausible is that? >> well, you know, the buck has to stop somewhere. they are in charge. diplomacy overseas is important to the executive branch as any mission i can think of, and this whole thing is just troubling to me, piers, because there's just -- we have seen a bit of a history here so if you recall, back in the shooting at fort hood, they came out and said oh, this is workplace violence. ob